STICK MAN LIVE ON STAGE – Leicester Square Theatre‎

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Leicester Square Theatre, London – until 7 January 2018

This exciting production, based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, tells the story of Stick Man who goes out for a jog and ends up in a variety of precarious and funny situations while trying to get home to his family of sticks.

The fun re-telling is lively and includes some amusing audience interaction. I found myself laughing at various points throughout, as did the considerably younger audience. In addition, Stick Man is finally helped home by Santa Claus which makes it perfect Christmas treat.

The cast of three were terrific and the use of props was inventive; umbrellas became waves and a roll of, what looked like, lino became a river. Amongst the talented actors was a multi-instrumentalist who provided not only percussion but saxophone and ukulele to accompany the songs.

Overall, the production was brilliant fun. The children will love it and there is enough there to keep the adults amused for an hour!

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Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.
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Shanine Salmon
Shanine Salmon was a latecomer to theatre after being seduced by the National Theatre's £5 entry pass tickets and a slight obsession with Alex Jennings. She is sadly no longer eligible for 16-25 theatre tickets but she continues to abuse under 30 offers. There was a market for bringing awareness that London theatre was affordable in an era of £100+ West End tickets – Shanine’s blog, View from the Cheap Seat, launched in April 2016, focuses on productions and theatres that have tickets available for £20 and under. She is also quite opinionated and has views on diversity, pricing, theatre seats and nudity on stage. Her interests include Rocky Horror, gaming, theatre (of course) and she also has her own Etsy shop. Shanine tweets at @Braintree_.